"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
6] Bring the World Home continues
7] SOA WATCH lobby day -- Apr. 11
8] Demo at Hart Bldg. -- Apr. 11
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 11 – Apr. 14
10] Protest the death penalty – Apr. 11
11] Take Back the Night – Apr. 11
12] Talk on
13] Pledge meeting – Apr. 11
14] Cousteau family members at Goucher – Apr. 12
15] Global Day of Action on Military Spending – Apr. 12
16] War Is Not the Answer demo – Apr. 12
17] Hands on the Freedom Plow – Apr. 12
18] Book THE CIVILIZED WORLD – Apr. 12
19] Film IMPUNITY – Apr. 12
20] Film END
22] Malalai Joya at
23] Norman Finkelstein at Univ. MD – Apr. 13
24] RAF info session – Apr. 13
25] Building Peace – Apr. 13
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. "God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions" stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him at 410-366-1637.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to email@example.com. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/2010/02/hocofola-cafe-quetzal-order-form-2010.html.
Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to Nancy Meier,
5] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to www.mattapoisettquakers.org, and click the link for the stamp ministry. Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions,
6] – Catch the "Bringing the World Home" exhibit in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps! The exhibit is in the UMBC Library Rotunda through the end of the semester and consists of 5 display cases featuring photos and artifacts from UMBC's faculty, staff and students who have served in the Peace Corps, including many current and alumni Shriver Peaceworker Fellows. The center case features pieces from the Peace Corps founding era (a tribute to Sarge Shriver!) and the surrounding case highlight experiences from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the
7] – The LASC Conference will close April 10 at American Univ. Ward Circle Bldg. Visit www.lasolidarity. However, on Mon., Apr. 11, there will be an orientation from 8
8] – As feared, Senator Harry Reid and President Barack Obama sacrificed the rights of DC residents to get a deal on the federal budget bill. We need to fight back before the deal is signed into law. Demand democracy for DC by being outside of the
The Senate and the House are drafting language for a federal budget bill that will likely include a permanent ban on DC spending its own local money for reproductive health care services for low-income women. It would also impose a voucher program and may ban syringe access programs that help stop the spread of HIV-AIDS. House Speaker John Boehner pushed for these riders forcefully on behalf of his caucus. He should be held accountable for his hypocrisy. But Senator Reid and President Obama agreed to these riders in exchange for a deal when DC's democracy should have been non-negotiable.
9] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
10] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland's Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in
11] – Take Back the Night, a rally and march organized by TurnAround, Inc. and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, takes place on Mon., Apr. 11 at 6 PM at City Hall, Fayette and Gay Sts. Speak out against sexual assault and violence. Call 410-377-8111.
12] – The Network In Solidarity with the People of Guatemala representatives will be at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. on Mon., Apr. 11 at 7 PM to talk about exploitation by mining companies. Call 410-230-0450 or go to www.redemmas.org.
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
14] – On Mon., Apr. 11 at 8 AM, Jean-Michel and Celine Cousteau, son and granddaughter of Jacques, will give the presentation "The Great Ocean Adventure" at Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College. The cost is $10, but students, faculty, staff and alumni get in free. Call 410-337-6333. Go to www.goucher.edu.
15] – On Tues., Apr. 12, the Institute for Policy Studies and the International Peace Bureau will host a Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Go to http://www.fpif.org/blog/proposal_a_global_day_of_action_on_military_spending#. This is the first-ever Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Some of us are outraged that the world is spending more than $1.5 trillion every year on the military, with the
Visit the Global Day of Action on Military Spending website www.demilitarize.org and check out materials there. You can find fact sheets and more, as well as find events in your area or learn how to organize one yourself!
16] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
17] – Hands on the Freedom Plow
Betty Garman Robinson, a community organizer in Baltimore, will be joined by co-editors – Judy Richardson, Dorothy Zellner, and Jean Smith Young – who will talk about their experiences working for SNCC. The
18] – Susi Wyss will read from her book, THE CIVILIZED WORLD, a novel with stories set in Africa and the U.S. which follows five women on Tues., Apr. 12 at 6
IMPUNITY is a stunning documentary examining
20] – Filmmaker Franklin Lopez will screen and promote his new film END
21] – Each Wednesday from 4
22] – Malalai Joya will speak on Wed., Apr. 13 from 4
:45 to 6 PM at Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Ms. Joya was a member of the Afghan Parliament and is a fierce anti-war, anti-US intervention, human rights advocate for her country. Go to www.malalaijoya.com. Contact Prof. Sahar Shafqat, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-895-4910.
23] – Norman Finkelstein will be at Univ. of Maryland on Wed., Apr. 13 from 6 to 8 PM in the Jimenez Room 0220, right across from the Stamp Student Union. He will talk about his books, including the most recent-- "This Time We Went Too Far." His visit is sponsored by Students for Justice in
Palestine and Jewish Voice for Metro Chapter. Contact Samira Farah at email@example.com or 240-755-1415. Visit http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/. Peace DC
24] – On Wed., Apr. 13 at 7 PM., Research Associates Foundation (RAF) will hold an information session at the
25] – Shannon Welch will discuss THE ART AND ETHOS OF ENDURING PEACE and IMPROVISING ALTERNATIVES TO BUILD PEACE IN OUR CITY AND NATION on Wed., Apr. 13 at 7 PM at FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF BALTIMORE, N. Charles AND W. Franklin. Dr. Welch is a social ethicist and provost and professor of Ethics at Meadville Lombard Theological School, the Unitarian Universalist seminary in
The Rev. Robert and Jean Zoerheide Lecture Series speaks to the civic values of the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Universalist & Unitarian) and provides regular opportunities for public dialogue with leading voices in the Unitarian Universalist and other liberal religious traditions. The series honors the late minister emeritus and his wife for their years of leadership in
26] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
To be continued
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs